Distracted Driving – Know The Facts
Vehicle accidents caused by distracted drivers kills thousands and seriously injures nearly half a million people each year. Distraction occurs any time you:
- Take your eyes off the road
- Your hands off the wheel;
- And your mind off driving safely
Any non-driving activity you engage in is a potential distraction and increases your risk of crashing. CertifiedSafety is committed to the health and wellbeing of ourselves and others. We encourage our employees, families, clients, partners and the greater community to practice safe driving, free of avoidable distractions. We encourage you to share this with everyone you know and help fight to end distracted driving.
Four Types Of Driving Distractions
Taking your eyes off the road
Taking your hands off the wheel
Taking your mind off driving
Being distracted by noises
Texting While Driving
Texing while extremely dangerous because it combines
three of the four types of distraction.
How Serious Is Distracted Driving?
of fatal crashes in 2017 were reported as distraction-affected crashes
people were killed in 2017 as a result of motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers
non-occupants (pedestrians, bicyclist, etc) were killed in distraction-affecet crashes in 2017
percentage of drivers using handheld cell phones in 2017
Always buckle up before you drive
Keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road at all times
Do not text or answer phone calls while driving
If you need to use your phone, pull off the road